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Atkins H.M. ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC, on the 22nd and 23rd August, 1837.  Not Published. London.   1838 privately published.  pp49.  This copy is one of those published by the author without the engravings. with corrections in the author's hand on pages 9, 31 and 41. with a statement of all the Ascents to the Summit of Mont Blanc. This the 19th Ascent. original  blind tooled cloth, gilt title. owners signature of John Watkinson 1873.

Bartol [Talbot] I.T. THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. 1855 in Pictures of Europe by C.A.Bartol  Crosby, Nichols, and Co.  1856 2nd. Boston  pp377-407 Dr. Talbot's narrative of his ascent of Mont Blanc, the 2nd American and 45th overall. half calf. a bit rubbed. a.e.g. (Meckly 15). Rare.

Charlet A. SOUVENIRS DU MONT BLANC.   Wild, Paris.  1851 - 1861   24 tinted lithographs [16 x 23 cms.] after Deroy & Loppe of Chamouny, Ascension de Mont Blanc, Jardin, Mer de Glace, Bossons, Grand Mulet, Premier Ascension de l'Aiguille du Midi (2), Zermatt, Cervin (Matterhorn), Mont Rose, Theodule, Sallenche,St. Gervais, Col de Balme, Tete Noire, St. Bernard, Riffel, Loeche-les-Bains. Original green cloth with gilt decoration. oblong qto. [265 x 345] new morocco spine.

Fellows Charles A NARRATIVE OF AN ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC. (made by Charles Fellows and William Hawes).  Jarvis Books, Matlock.  1988 facsimille reprint.  viii + 35p.  title page vignette, the [facs,] certificate of the ascent, 10 lithograph plates ( 1 hand coloured) and one of Comparative Heights..

Forbes J.D. TRAVELS THROUGH THE ALPS OF SAVOY. and other parts of the Pennine Chain with observations onthe phenomena of Glaciers.  Adam and Charles Black. 1845 2nd. edition revised.  pp460.  9 lithographs (2 tinted), 2 maps inc. folding map of the Mer de Glace of Chamouni at the end. recased in original cloth gilt with blind embossed boards. with the bookplate of William Wickham, the first minister to Switzerland.

Hudson Rev. C.& Kennedy E.S. Where there's a Will there's a Way: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC. by a new route and without Guides.  Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1856 1st.  pp95.  engraved frontis. cold. fold. map. recased orig. blue cloth. gilt. some sl. rubbing. Very Rare.

Jullien  L'ECHO DU MONT - BLANC. Bal-erindringer Dandse for Pianoforte.  Baerentzen & Co.     pp4.  lithograph music sheet.

Mathews C.E. THE ANNALS OF MONT BLANC sometime President of the Alpine Club.  T. Fisher Unwin. 1898 1st.  pp368.  34 illus. and 3 appendices. cold. fold. Mont Blanc map. uncut. orig. grey cloth gilt. couple of faint r.s.m.'s. now scarce.

Morel S. (Editeur) SOUVENIRS DE LA SUISSE. Chamonix et Ses Environs.  Geneve.  c1853 1st.  23 tinted lithographic views by Tirpenne [9 x 12 cms.] inc. double page panorama of 'Vue Generale du Mont Blanc', 'Le Mont Blanc', 'Source de l'Arveiron', 'La Mer de Glace', 'Glacier des Bossons', 'Chamouni' (2), 'Glacier des Bois et Aiguille Verte', 'Le Jardin', 'La Vallee de Chamonix' after Mottu, Linck etc. . orig. blind tooled cloth gilt with leather spine. internally almost fine.

Parry John RIDICULOUS THINGS, SCRAPS & ODDITIES. Some with, and many without any meaning.  Thos. McLean, 26, Haymarket June 1st.  1854 1st.  pp32.  32 lithograph plates in different colours. 3 of which cover Mont Blanc and continuation of the acent. Sole Lessee, Albert Smith. Per-se St. London. Folio. orig. blue boards gilt. a.e.g. cont. blue. cloth sp. corners bumped and worn. Very Rare.

Pars Wm. The Great Frozen Valley near Chamouny in Savoy. La Grande Vallee de Glace pres de Chamouny en Savoie.  Published June 1st. 1744 as the Act directs by Wm. Pars, in Percy Street, London.  1744  33.5 x 48.5 cms. Engraved by Wm. Woollett on copper. This is one of the earliest views of the Mer de Glace showing Le Dru and Grand Jorasses. Printed by J. Gamble.

Picton Thomas VOYAGES, TRAVELS AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES of PAUL PRESTON. as related by himself.  C.S. Francis and Company. New York and Boston.  1857   pp336.  frontis. with woodcut engravings inc. one fashioned after the ascent of Mont Blanc by de Saussure. orig. green cloth gilt dec. sp. pp203-218 the ascent of Mont Blanc. Rare. Meckly 148.

Rose W. A TOUR TO GREAT ST. BERNARD'S AND ROUND MONT BLANC. with descriptions copied from a journal kept by the author.  Printed for Harvey and Darton. 1827 1st.  pp144. fold. map. complete with all 16 half page engraved views on 8 pages.. orig. pict. engraved boards. maroon calf sp. gilt. very rare.

Schmid Johann MONT-BLANC ET DE CHAMOUNI.   c1830 1st.  24 lithograph views drawn on stone.  inc. Cluse, Mont Blanc vu de St. Martin, Hotel de Londre Chamouni, Mont Blanc de Servoz, Chamouni & les Aiguilles, Ascension au Mont Blanc, Chamonix et le Mont Brevent, Le Mont Blanc vu du Jardin, Chaine du Mt. Blanc vue de la Croix de Flegere, Vallee de Chamouni = vue du col de Balme. contemp. half calf. red morocco  title labels to upper boards. 8vo. some foxing of some views.

Smith Albert THE NEW GAME OF THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC.   A.N. Myers Co., 15 Berners Street, Oxford Street. London: W c1856 4th.  tinted colour lithograph, folding Game Sheet, 8 sections laid on linen [41 x 54 cms.], with 54 vignettes illustrating the Ascent of Mont Blanc and starting at The South Eastern Terminus. From C. Adlers Printing Establishment Hamburg. cloth covers and has the boat in the Mer de Glace. This is a very rare item. The early colour printing is reflected in obvious, but slight, out of register of the grey colour used in the sky.

Smith Albert THE STORY OF MONT BLANC.   David Bogue.  1853 1st.  pp219.  hand cold. frontispiece 'De Saussure ascending Mont Blanc. text engravings. orig. tan gilt. dec. cloth. sp. faded.

Smith Albert A BOY'S ASCENT OF MONT BLANC written by himself. contained in the Boy's Birthday Book.  Houlston and Wright. [1859] 1st.  pp145.  25 text and 7 full page engravings, not all in previous editions. orig. maroon cloth gilt dec. sp. a little rubbed. a.e.g. Very Rare.

Tilly H. de ASCENSIONS AUX CIMES DE L'ETNA ET DU MONT BLANC.   De Chateauvieux et Pelletier Berthier-Guers, Geneve.  1835 Privately.  pp114.  with 2 engravings on stone Etna and  du Rocher des Grands Mulets. original blue printed wrappers restored. r.s.m. uncut, foxed throughout. Rebound in full leather binding gilt with raised bands. Very Rare.

Topffer R. VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONT-BLANC, dans les vallees d'Herens, de Zermatt et au Grimsel.  1843 1st.  48 engraved views 2 of Cervin, Grand St Barnard, Courmayeur, Val Ferret,  L'Allee Blanche Album joliment illustre par l'auteur. In original paper wrappers. TRES RARE.

Weibel Ch. (lith.) SOUVENIRS DU MONT-BLANC ET DE LA VALLEE DE CHAMONIX   c1830/35   25 lithograph views [1 panorama] drawn on stone. Grotte de Balme. Cascade d'Arpennaz. Le Mont-Blanc vu de St. Martin. Les Bains de St. Gervais. Cascade du Bonnant. Cascade de Chede. Le Mont Blanc depuis Servoz. Glacier des Bossons. Cascade des Pelerins. Aiguilles de Chamounix et l'Hotel de l'Union. Hotel de Londres et le Mont-Blanc a Chamonix. Hotel de la Couronne et le Mt. Brevent a Chamonix. Chaine du Mont Blanc, vue depuis la Flegere. Le Mont-Blanc vu du col de Voza. Source de l'Arveron, et Glacier des Bois. La mer de glace vue du Montanvert. Aiguille du Dru, vallee de Chamounix. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le JArdin. Ascension du Mont-Blanc. Le Mont-Blanc vu depuis la Flegere. Glacier et Village d'Argentiere. La vallee de Chamonix vue du Col de Balme. Le Mont-Blanc depuis le Col de la Seigne. Chemin de la Tete noire. Hospice du Grand St. Bernard.

White W. TO MONT BLANC AND BACK AGAIN.   George Routledge and Co. Farringdon Street, London.  1854 1st.  pp xvi +208.   cont. half green calf, marbled boards. Rare.


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